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Homestead Prairie Farm

3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521

Historic Sites

Walk into the past to an exciting place where the days before the Civil War live on.

Step into a restored 1860's farmhouse and experience an era when apple butter and ham and beans cooked over open fires; candles were hand-dipped and quilts were hand stitched; dulcimer music filled the air; and fields were worked by man and beast. Located on the 1,350-acre Rock Springs Nature Center site, the Homestead offers living history programs throughout summer.

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